I’m going to come right out and say it; I’m a sucker for a great hotel.

No matter how amazing that view of the Eiffel Tower, Edinburgh Castle or The Northern Lights is, going back to a dark, a dingy or uncomfortable hotel can just put such a huge dampener on a trip.

It has the ability to just colour your experiences the wrong way and this is a huge part of why taking the extra time and effort to find that special place for your holidays is so worth it.

In the past, the way I used to find the right place was through a rather arduous process of searching for all the hotels, then tediously filtering through them.

Even though I’d always be happy once I found the perfect place, I actually kinda started to resent the whole process.

With that in mind, we wanted to share a few top spots to stay at whilst in France.

French Chateaux To Visit

Take a look, below, at some of the loveliest places in France to stay. Have the best trip. 

1.) Château de fère

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Nestled within the forests, relatively close to Reims, it’s one stunning chateau that’s overlooked by the ruins of an 800-year-old castle.

Don’t forget to visit the local town of Fère-en-Tardenois too.

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2.) Chateau d’Artigny

This 19th Century castle is nestled within its stunning grounds around near Montbazon.

This chateau is easy to reach from the town of Tours. The restaurant here is pretty great too so make plenty of time to eat here.

3.) Château d’Isenbourg

If you love wine, you’ll love Château d’Isenbourg! Surrounded by vineyards, this is a gorgeous place to stay, especially if you’re visiting the beautiful town of Colmar that’s less than 5 km away.

4.) Auberge de Cassagne

Hugging the edge of Avignon, Auberge de Cassagne is not a typical chateau but more of a rustic farming home that’s been converted into a beautiful hotel and spa.

Best of all, they have a gorgeous outdoor pool to make the most of the stunning places in the south of France.

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5.) Chateau de l’Ile

Perched on the river’s edge, Chateau de l’Ile is the perfect place to call home, especially if you want to explore Strasbourg and across the border in Germany.

6.) Chateau La Cheneviere

Set within 12 acres of parks and only a few km north of Bayeux, it’s a stunning place to stay during your visit to this region.

Don’t forget to visit the Bayeux Tapestry at Musée de la Tapisserie where you’ll get to see a glimpse of the Norman Invasion of England in 1066.

7.) Chateau Eza

Chateau Eza is only 8 km from the centre of Monaca and a few hundred metres from the Mediterranean itself.

Don’t forget to explore the local medieval town and ramble along Nietzsche’s Footpath, which is right next door.

8.) Château des Vigiers

With over 500 years of history, Château des Vigiers is a gorgeous place to stay in the Dordogne.

Don’t forget to visit some of these stunning towns in the region whilst you’re there. It really is beautiful.

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9.) Chateau Grand Barrail

Around 20 km, or so, from Bordeaux, Chateau Grand Barrail is a wine lovers dream!

Make sure to sample some of the delicious wine of the region, take a tour of the local vineyards and explore the beautiful grounds.

10.) Château Le Cagnard

With around 700 years of history, Château le Cagnard is just 2 km from the coastline of the French Riviera.

Make sure to take a trip down the coast to Cannes whilst you’re here.

11.) Pavillon de la Reine

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Just off Paris’ oldest square, Pavillon de la Reine is a beautiful boutique property that’s much more of a pretty townhouse than a chateau.

Perfectly located, it’s a great place to call home whilst you go off exploring some of the secret spots of Paris.

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